A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. John 6: 51-58
Jesus said to the Jews, “I am the living bread come down from heaven. Any person that eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh. I give my body so that people in the world can live forever.”
The Jews started to argue with each other. They said, “How can this man give us his body to eat?” Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth. If you do not eat the body of the Son of Man, and if you do not drink his blood, you will not have life in you. Any person that eats my body and drinks my blood has eternal life. And I will raise up that person on the last day. My body is real food and my blood is real drink. If a person eats my body and drinks my blood, that person lives in me and I live in that person. The Father sent me and I receive life from him. So that any person that eats me will receive life from me. I am the bread come down from heaven, not like the bread our ancestors ate; they are dead. Any person that eats this bread will live forever.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.